New school session dates

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AT its meeting last week, Scottish Borders Council’s education executive agreed an adjustment in the school sessions dates for this year.

Schools will open for teachers on Tuesday, August 14, and for pupils on August 15 – one day later than previously published.

The final day of the current session – July 27 – is also one day later.

As a result, the council will now comply with nationally-negotiated agreements which reflect changes in the terms and conditions of teachers.